Metadata removal specialists 3BView today announced the launch of their 2010 survey aimed at attorneys to better understand how mobile devices are being used in day-to-day practice.

“We continue to see an ever increasing use of business applications via mobile devices by attorneys. The most talked about new mobile device this year has been the iPad,” says Cathy Brode, Managing Director of 3BView. “As with our 2009 survey the goal with this survey is to better understand the way mobile devices, including the iPad, are being used so we can ensure the attorneys who are using them are not putting their data or their practices at risk.”

The sophistication of today’s mobile devices such as Blackberry, iPhone, PDAs, iPad and netbooks now presents a practical and cost-effective alternative to laptops. Leading mobile devices can access internal systems and business applications, and enable the review, edit, and forwarding of documents. This survey is focused on understanding how these business applications and these devices are being used.

The survey is available to all legal practitioners, and can be accessed at – the closing date is 23 November 2010. All participants will be entered into a draw to win an iPad. Results will be available after the survey has concluded to all participants who request final results.